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Ashley Judd speaks about Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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On June 9, 2010 artist and activist Ashley Judd spoke at the National Press Club. Her speech on mountaintop removal mining, and her ties to Kentucky, are moving and inspirational.
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Scientists Seek Ban on Mountaintop Mining
 
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For more videos, go to http://news.discovery.com/videos/discovery-news-earth/. Mountaintop mining causes permanent damage to the environment and exposes people to serious health risks, says a new report by a leading group of scientists. Jorge Ribas reports.
Views: 10875 Discovery
Mountaintop Removal Movie from iLoveMountains.org - HQ version
 
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More than 500 mountains have been destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining. Watch this video of mountaintop removal featuring Woody Harrelson and a soundtrack featuring an original recording of "Blowin' in the Wind," sung by Willie Nelson. This video is part of the National Memorial for the Mountains, hosted by www.iLoveMountains.org.
Views: 5395 iLoveMountainsOrg
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining from Above
 
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- Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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Why I Hike - Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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Visit http://www.ilovemountains.org to find out how you can help put an end to mountaintop removal. Follow or support my hike at http://www.madhatterizy.com Follow me on FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mad-Hatter-Izzy/259266314314 Twitter: http://twitter.com/madhatterizzy Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/madhatterizzy
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Photojournalist Antrim Caskey on West Virginias Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining 1 of 2
 
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We Are Tearing Down Our Mountains: Photojournalist Antrim Caskey on West Virginias Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining The Environmental Protection Agency took a significant step last week toward blocking one of Appalachias largest and most disputed mountaintop removal coal mines. On Friday the EPA proposed a veto of the Clean Water Act permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia. Earlier this month, we interviewed Antrim Caskey, a photojournalist who has been chronicling the nonviolent fight against mountaintop removal coal mining. Her new book is Dragline.
Views: 213 AlJalHal
Scientists Demand Govt. Ban Mountaintop Mining.m4v
 
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A new study published in the journal Science says mountaintop mining should be banned. A team of 12 ecologists, hydrologists, and engineers say it causes vast and permanent destruction to the environment and exposes people to serious health consequences, including lung cancer, and chronic heart, lung and kidney disease, as well as birth defects. The article provides the most comprehensive analysis so far of the damage done by the controversial mining practice
Views: 112 theGlobalReport
Mountaintop removal  mining (social justice LLC)
 
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This video is about mountaintop removal coal mining. These are people talking about how they feel and what they think we as a people should do about it. Please subscribe to help the cause.
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The Truth about MTR - Mountain Top Removal coal mining
 
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There are many truths about MTR - Mountain Top Removal coal mining (recently being call Mountain Development by the mining industry). It is the least costly way -- in money and labor -- to recover the most coal, but, also, it's the most costly way -- environmental and heritage damaging. It's alternative -- underground coal mining -- is very costly in lost lives and injuries and in creating vast subsurface reservoirs of toxic water although it is more acceptable to both the Appalachian natives and environmentalists. Coal -- love it or hate it -- has been vital to our country and it will continue to be so for coming decades...at least, however, its prominance is coming to an end. Now there is more ability to mine coal than there is need for it -- essentially, for the first time. === This clip is from: Coal Consciousness (61 minutes): http://vimeo.com/10422604 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=884Q06Zsgtg 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caPNTO3fTjc 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUMwtgiUUeA 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJWefqw0hWg 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vVL-_UIW-g 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_UP3I45wtk 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM8BfA3cHKY
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Reclaimed Mountain Top Mining (MTM) sites
 
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A series of mountain top mines that have been reclaimed and become industrial and recreational assets.
Views: 1128 MasseyEnergyCo
Fighting Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining - a bargin with the devil
 
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From Bill Moyers Journal, below is the link to full 17 minutes. Mining Gone Wild....from the Griles Gone Wild Collection by Cartoonist Mark Fiore, 2005 - http://www.markfiore.com/animation/wild.html Americans Who Tell the Truth: Judy Bonds http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/pgs/portraits/Judy_Bonds.php Julia "Judy" Bonds, The Goldman Prize Winner - North America, 2003 http://www.goldmanprize.org/node/84 http://www.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-a-2003-05-25-4-Coal-66850107.html?refresh=1 http://www.grist.org/article/slaughter/ http://www.ohvec.org/links/news/archive/2003/fair_use/04_18.html http://www.ohvec.org/galleries/people_in_action/2003/04_14/index.html 1/4/2010 - Mourning the loss of Jula "Judy" Bonds http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-judy-bonds-20110108,0,1499385.story (Excerpt) "We love our life in the hollows," Bonds told a Times reporter in 2002. "There is nothing like being in the hollows. You feel snuggled. You feel safe. It seems like God has his arms around you." After winning the national Goldman prize, Bonds told the Associated Press that her activism arose from the day her grandson stood in the stream her family had enjoyed for six generations with his little fists full of dead fish — and dead fish floating all around. "'What's wrong with these fish?' he asked. That day I knew that if I didn't do something, that would be the future of our children," she said. http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2011/01/04/coalfield-residents-mourn-loss-of-judy-bonds/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/thousands-pay-tribute-to_b_804001.html Tribute to Judy Bonds (Excerpts from Coal Country documentary) http://tinyurl.com/2vmfp3t Before the Mountain Was Moved documentary (1969) - surface coal mining in WV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA8u9Q3wX-0 Bo Webb of Coal River, WV and Appalachia Rising http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwmXOoHWvUQ The Colbert Report, 1/18/2010 If a diamond is a girl's best friend then coal is its hotter younger sister. Turning boring tree-covered mountains into exciting lifeless moon bases Margaret Palmer, a professor of biology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies. Palmer discusses the environmental and health consequences of mountaintop removal, and why going a more traditional route would not only help the environment, but increase employment. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/261997/ Dishonorable James Steven Griles - http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/dishonorable-james-steven-griles Bill Moyers Journal, 9/7/2007 http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/09072007/watch3.html (17 minutes) http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/09072007/profile.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/video/flv/generic.html?s=moyj06s903q18b
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Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining in Central Appalachia
 
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1/21/2011 - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/opinion/21fri4.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss (Excerpt) If the Obama administration stays the course, the Environmental Protection Agency's decision last week to revoke a permit for one of the nation's biggest mountaintop-removal mining projects could be the beginning of the end of a mining practice that has caused huge environmental harm across Appalachia. The decision is a tribute to the agency, which faced fierce political opposition and a victory for the West Virginians who worked long and hard to block the mine. It should also be a warning to the mining industry that the days of getting its way, no matter the cost, are over. The Last Mountain documentary, Sundance 2011 selection - released on 1/21/2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDuQAcVGAfM === http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiSzOiGFa-0 5/9/3009 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiSzOiGFa-0 Mary Anne Hitt - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mary-anne-hitt/5/4a0/478 Mary Anne Hitt : The True Cost of Mountian Top Removal, 5/22/08 Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpyxvevjq4Y Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwe56QKpXFQ Mary Anne Hitt: Blowing up mountains in the US for more coal,11/27/2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUetdMwG_x4 --- The National Memorial for the Mountains http://www.ilovemountains.org/memorial/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpSDY6r2BVc http://www.ilovemountains.org/multimedia --- Google Earth Hero: Appalachian Voices, 10/26/2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzmrohA0aNc --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYTDAAH9k9s http://appalachiarising.org/ ---- http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=080_1285630508 --- Fighting Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining - a bargin with the devil, 9/7/2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKw4CM_aBmc --- Mining Gone Wild by Cartoonist Mark Fiore, 2005 http://www.markfiore.com/animation/wild.html --- A Fight for a Mountaintop - The New York Times, 8/16/2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1maPGSVbE2o ==== http://www.uncommonproductions.com/ http://web.mit.edu/ki/about/leadership/haney.html Bill Haney is the co-founder of Uncommon Productions, a documentary and feature film production company with offices in Boston and Los Angeles. He has written, directed, and/or produced several award-winning films, including the documentaries The Price of Sugar and A Life Among Whales, and the soon to be released feature films American Violet and Crusade: A March Through Time. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Bill was an inventor, entrepreneur and active environmentalist who spent 20 years founding and managing biotechnology and environmental technology companies. A graduate of Harvard University, Bill serves or has served on boards for Harvard University's Kennedy School, The Presidents Circle of the National Academy of Sciences, World Resources Institute, National Resources Defense Council, and the Huntington Theater. Bill is also the co-founder and a current board member of Infante Sano, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving maternal and newborn healthcare in developing Latin American countries. Bill lives in Boston with his wife Anne, a painter, and their three children. September 28, 2007 http://filmmakermagazine.com/directorinterviews/2007/09/bill-haney-price-of-sugar.html William M. Haney III — or Bill Haney to you and me — is one of those people who one suspects would be successful at almost anything he chose to turn his hand to. He started his first business while still an undergrad at Harvard, and made $15m when he sold his stock in the company, aged just 26. He then moved on to invest in two environmental companies and then a software company, continuing his success with all three. He first became interested in film when in the mid-1990s he met Errol Morris during the making of Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, an encounter which planted the idea in his head that he become a documentarian. (Continued) === The Lorax by Dr. Suess (24:49 minutes) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6650219631867189375#
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Witnesses to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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Ten Unitarian Universalists and friends from Charlottesville, VA traveled to Kayford Mountain in June 2010 to witness a mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) site. They were led by Larry Gibson, whose property is surrounded by 1200 acres of MTR. We are determined to fight to end this environmental disaster. Join us!
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Call Congress Today - End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 Over 200 volunteers from more than 27 states attended the 5th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington. They met with members of Congress and asked them to co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310) and the Appalachia Restoration Act (S 696). Please take a moment today to support their efforts! By calling your Representative in Congress today, you can help make the case that now is the time end mountaintop removal coal mining. produced by Appalachian Voices, Dorst Media Works, and the Alliance for Appalachia. Special thanks to Benji Burrell, Dan Evans, Steve Dorst, Chad Stevens, and Mary Anne and Than Hitt.
Views: 1290 iLoveMountainsOrg
Photojournalist Antrim Caskey on West Virginias Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining 2 of 2
 
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# . # Dragline We Are Tearing Down Our Mountains: Photojournalist Antrim Caskey on West Virginias Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining The Environmental Protection Agency took a significant step last week toward blocking one of Appalachias largest and most disputed mountaintop removal coal mines. On Friday the EPA proposed a veto of the Clean Water Act permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia. Earlier this month, we interviewed Antrim Caskey, a photojournalist who has been chronicling the nonviolent fight against mountaintop removal coal mining. Her new book is Dragline.
Views: 307 AlJalHal
Ron Ramsey on Mountaintop Removal
 
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Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey shares his perspective on mountaintop removal. Visit www.tnleaf.org for more information.
Views: 1434 TennesseeLEAF
Mountaintop Removal
 
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A short film describing moutaintop removal, it's effects, and interviews with local people in the Big Coal River Valley, West Virginia.
OSM expects its rulemaking to trim 7,000 coal mining jobs in 22 states
 
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1/27/2011 - Peter Mail, a spokesman for the surface mining reclamation office, said the proposal's aim is "to better strike the balance between protecting the public and the environment while providing for viable coal mining." Mali said the document is the first working draft that was shared with state agencies, which are giving their comments on it. (More) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=133248892 1/26/2011 - The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement document says the agency's preferred rules would impose standards for water quality and restrictions on mining methods that would affect the quality or quantity of streams near coal mines. The office, a branch of the Interior Department, estimated that the protections would trim coal production to the point that an estimated 7,000 of the nation's 80,600 coal mining jobs would be lost. Production would decrease or stay flat in 22 states, but climb 15 percent in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. . . . West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection official Thomas Clarke told the Associated Press on Wednesday. "I've had OSM technical people who are concerned with stream impacts and outside contractors for OSM who are subcontractors on the EIS give me their opinion that the whole thing's a bunch of junk." (More) http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j4JC7Gs3f7cpoJMK1xc-iveOoZ7Q?docId=1b0c534404754dc7a452ff23f9b3194d Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar commended the employees of the Office of Surface Mining on November 19, 2010, for their efforts to improve oversight of state surface coal-mining operations. In the past 12 months the Office of Surface Mining has increased the number of oversight inspections to evaluate how each state is administering its regulatory program. This a clip from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6WSvVpdm-w ---- 12/27/2010 - http://www.register-herald.com/todaysfrontpage/x258589936/What-s-in-a-name-Mountaintop-removal-vs-mountaintop-development (Excerpt) "In my mind, mountaintop 'removal' implies the site is mined and then left barren, lifeless and flattened. This couldn't be further from the truth," said Chris Hamilton of the West Virginia Coal Association. He points to the mining permit requirement that forces miners to restore the mines to their approximate original contour or to configure the land for an "alternate use." Restoring the land occurs in about 90 percent to 95 percent of former surface mines, Hamilton said. "We rebuild the mountain peak, resculpting it to approximately as close as possible to the original premining topography of the land, then we reseed it with grasses and trees," Hamilton said. However, Vivian Stockman, an organizer for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, told West Virginia Public Broadcasting that a flyover of the southern West Virginia coalfields suggests little development on former surface mine sites. "If they're hoping to, you know, create shopping malls on some of these, I don't know where they're going to get all the shoppers," she said. "All the communities around these areas have been driven away." She added that the notion that West Virginia needs more flat land is a myth. "Back in 2002 we had some volunteers create some maps for us," she said. "There were just massive amounts of land that are not, in any way, shape or form, developed." Researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Council found that about 1.2 million acres and about 500 mountains were flattened by surface mining in central Appalachia. An aerial imagery analysis by NRDC found that about 90 percent of mountaintop removal sites were not converted to economic uses. Only about 4 percent of West Virginia and Kentucky mountaintops had been redeveloped, NRDC found. --- 11/18/2010 - Salazar Commends OSM Initiatives to Improve Oversight of State Surface Coal Mining Programs - http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Salazar-Commends-OSM-Initiatives-to-Improve-Oversight-of-State-Surface-Coal-Mining-Programs.cfm --- In June 2009, the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior Department) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of coal mining in six states in central Appalachia. Through the MOU, the three agencies intend to strengthen oversight and regulation and minimize the adverse environmental consequences of mountaintop removal mining. (More) http://www.osmre.gov/topic/Oversight/SCM/SCM.shtm
Views: 190 rhmooney3
Pledge to End Mountaintop Removal
 
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Appalachian residents are taking action to end MTR , and they are asking YOU to join them! SHARE this video by clicking the button below so that all your friends & family are aware of what's happening to America's mountains and what they can do to stop it. Sign the pledge at http://mountainpledge.org
E.P.A. May Veto Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine
 
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The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed an unprecedented veto to restrict or prohibit mining at a major proposed US mountaintop removal coal mining site.
Views: 142 theGlobalReport
Mountaintop Mining! Sucks!
 
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Mountaintop Mining sucks.
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God's Mountains: Faith and mountaintop removal
 
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This is a perspective on contemporary coal mining from Dalvin Ratliff, who previously worked in the coal industry and who is now a preacher at a small Baptist church in Martin, Kentucky, just down the road from where the documentary "Deep Down" was filmed. ; The church and much of the town had to be relocated due to flooding in Martin; the cause of the flooding has been linked to nearby mines which removed soil that would normally have absorbed rain water.
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Maria Gunnoe - "Mountaintop Removal is Going to Be Ended"
 
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Maria Gunnoe, an organizer from West Virginia who has earned awards for opposing the practice of mountaintop removal (MTR) in Appalachia, declares that Appalachians will not back down. She delivered a message that MTR is stealing our country's homeland security. This was part of a rally organized by Appalachia Rising on Monday, September 27th.
Views: 1179 Kevin Gosztola
Mountaintop Removal Protest in Charleston, West Virginia
 
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Environmental activists in West Virginia came together on August 17, 2009 to protest the DEP for its love of the destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining.
Views: 486 CAYENWV
Blankenship-Kennedy Debate on Mountaintop Removal
 
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For "The Legislature Today", West Virginia PBS correspondent Erica Peterson highlights a January 22, 2010 debate on mountaintop removal -- between Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and environmental attorney and Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert Kennedy, Jr. -- at the University of Charleston.
WV  under ground coal mining
 
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Ride into mine Alloy,WV (Mammoth coal) (Powellton seam)
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Message to Obama Re: MTR Coal Mining from YSEC
 
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After attend Appalachia Rising, a three day conference and protest against Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining, several of YSEC's members made this video for President Obama, calling on him to act--to end the horrid practice altogether. Too many communities have been uprooted by folks dying or leaving for fear of their health, or that of their kids'. With the Appalachia Mountains being the second most biodiverse region on the planet (second only to the Amazon rainforest), and home to a rich cultural tradition that predates the colonization of North America, we cannot wait any longer. Act now to end MTR.
Views: 135 Cody Hooks
A Kentucky Resident's Thoughts on Coal Mining, Mountain Top Removal, and Responsibility
 
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Kentucky resident expresses his thoughts regarding coal mining in general vs. mountain top removal mining. The location is listed as Frankfort because we were visiting the capitol at the time, not because we live there. This man and I both live in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Please write your congresspeople and urge Representatives to support the Clean Water Protection Act in the House, and Senators to support the Appalachian Restoration Act in the Senate. Also, if you want to learn about MTR, please go to http://www.ilovemountains.org/ Please excuse the ocassional shakiness. My hands aren't very steady.
Views: 280 LocustCloacina
EPA Supports Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia
 
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Margaret Ryan discusses the Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision to support one West Virginia mountain top removal mine permit and potential support for a second one, which would be the biggest ever in the state.
Views: 539 CleanSkiesNews
Vivian Stockman and Don Blankenship Debate Mountaintop Removal Mining in WV
 
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Vivian Stockman of Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OHVEC) and Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, debated mountaintop removal on WOWK 13 News' Decision Makers. Bray Cary moderated the debate.
Views: 1179 CAYENWV
Black Water - Huge Coal spills in Appalachia
 
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Massey Energy has been fined $20 million for hundreds of violations of the Clean Water Act for after spilling coal waste into mountain streams in Kentucky and West Virginia. In Dec 2008, TVA (the Tennessee Valley Authority) coal ash storage mountain at the Kingston Power Plant failed and approximately 1 billion gallons of coal waste went into the Clinch and Emory Rivers, which provide drinking water for Chattanooga and several cities in Alabama.
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Appalachian Coal's Dirty Trail
 
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Shows the destruction and pollution caused by mountaintop removal mining and coal use... SOURCES: ---- The Mountaintop Removal Road Show - http://www.mountainroadshow.com/ ---- Mountain Justice - http://www.mjsb.org/html/mtr.html ---- Coal Is Dirty - http://www.coal-is-dirty.com/ ---- Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition - http://www.ohvec.org/ ---- I Love Mountains - http://www.ilovemountains.org/ ---- Kentuckians For The Commonwealth - http://www.kftc.org/our-work/canary-project/resources/fight-back/smcra ---- The Union of Concerned Scientists - http://www.kftc.org/ ---- Appalachian Voices - http://www.appvoices.org/ ---- Wikipedia the free online Encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/ ---- EIA Kids Energy - http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=coal_home-basics ---- Mad Scientist - http:www.madsci.org/posts/1262744400 ---- Sludge Safety Project - http://www.sludgesafety.org/what_me_worry/heavy_metal.html ---- The Mountaintop Mining Consequences article (by a dozen concerned scientists) in the Jan. 7, 2010 issue of Science magazine - http://endmtr.com/palmer_mtr_science2010.pdf ---- The Environmental Protection Agency - http://www.epa.gov/mercury/control_emissions/global.htm ---- 2003 EPA Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Mountaintop Mining/Valley Fills in Appalachia - pg. III.A-6 - http://www.epa.gov/Region3/mtntop/ ---- United Nations Environment Programme, The Global Atmospheric Assessment - http://www.unep.org/ ---- The United States Government - http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/ ---- The Environmental News Service - http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2004/2004-06-10-10.asp) ---- Earth Island Institute Journal - http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/moving_mountains1/ ---- Truly Eco- and Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine by Jasmine Greene on www.Care2.com - http://all-creatures.org/ ---- Using Radar to Protect Birds From Wind Farms - http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/using-radar-to-protect-birds-from-wind-farms/ ---- Nov. 2006 UN report - Livestocks Long Shadow - ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/A0701E/A0701E00.pdf ---- John A. McDougall, M.D. - eating healthy - www.drmcdougall.com ---------- CREDITS: ---- A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES TO: -- Dave Cooper of www.mountainroadshow.com for lots of information, help, and photos -- My oldest brother for his technical advice, critiques, and endless patience ---- PHOTOS BY AND FROM: --- Vivian Stockman at www.ohvec.org - Appalachian mountain, mountaintop removal, and related photos (Airplane service for her aerial shots was provided by South Wings at www.SouthWings.org) --- Darren Payne - Salamander and stream photos --- www.mountainroadshow.com and anonymous friends - Blasting, sludge, valley fill, reclamation, flood, and other mountaintop removal-related photos --- SBs (of Stinkbug Studios) oldest brother - Black cohosh blooms, bee, deer, and healthy vegan food photos --- SBs husband - Summer mountain landscape, fall lake, and close-up of fall trees photos --- SB - Her solar cooker in use photo --- Wikipedia - Wikimedia Commons Photos by: Ken Thomas, Jfacew, David Jolley, Dirk Ingo Franke, Mike Schiraldi, Spiritrock4u, Alfred Palmer, Jacob Windham, OlofE, FloraFarm GmbH Katharina Lohrie, Gzirk, Ersol, Anna, Marcbel, Drw25, Miya.m, and a few anonymous photographers --- The U.S. government and NASA (Public Domain photos) ---- 3-D THINGS: --- Mossy Rocks by DOA Services at www.doaservices.com --- 3-D Globe by Fringewood Design at http://cgi.fringewood.com/ with its textures from http://www.oera.net/How2/TextureMaps2.htm --- Plug & Socket (from toaster) and Branch (dead tree) by 3d true at www.3dtrue.com --- Eagle 2 by DAZ 3D at www.daz3d.com --- Jessica Casual; Table Lamp; Primitives; Long Hair Evo by Kozaburo; Cane and Rounded Cube by Dimension 3D; and Tree Trunk by Runtime DNA - all came with Poser 8, a virtual 3-D animation program by Smithmicro
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Ashley Judd Addresses Press Club on human costs of Mountaintop Removal coal mining
 
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Recorded on June 9, 2010, National Press Club
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Elias Bailey in Before the Mountain Was Moved documentary (1969) - surface coal mining in WV
 
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This is a composite of five clips (4 less than being each less than a minute and one clip being 8:30 minutes) of Elias Bailey and others portraying themselves in the documentary Before the Mountain Was Moved (1969, 60 minutes) -- the complete film is shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lferrcK4cwQ The documentary explores the coal mining industry and the local's attempts to pass state legislation to conserve the environment -- The citizens of Raleigh County, West Virginia watch as strip mining destroys the forest they've always called home. It is a land dominated by heritage, history and a simple way of living that has not seen much change in the past century. The people who live around the mining activities are not eager to see their homes, their way of living, their heritage, disappear through greed and questionable mining processes. === Mountain Top Removal coal mining - A bargin with the devil (2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKw4CM_aBmc === This is an from "Edwight, Near the Mouth of Hazy" by community historian Rick Bradford. The book chronicles the trajectory of a town in West Virginia's Coal River Valley.] http://seamsandstory.wordpress.com/20... (Excerpts) Shumates Branch is currently under water and coal sludge. Bailey Mountain ceases to exist, as Massey Energy's massive mountaintop removal strip mining has torn the mountain asunder. In November 1952, Virgil Adams augered into No.1's water—water under such pressure that it stripped the whole hillside of soil and vegetation as it surged down to the creek. In late March 1980, in a repeat performance, the old Hazy mine "blew out" with water pouring from the opening at the rate of 300 cubic feet per second taking out part of the road. John F. Kennedy, while campaigning in Welch in 1960, said: "Unless the next administration deals with the question of what to do with men when machines have thrown them out of work...what has happened here in West Virginia is going to happen all across the country." === COAL SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION: An Environmental and Economic Assessment of Alternatives COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS UNITED STATES SENATE 93RD CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION MARCH 1973 Serial No. 93-8 (92-43) http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/1973-senate-report ==== ENFORCEMENT OF STRIP MINING LAWS (1975) Center for Science in the Public Interest 1779 Church Street, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20036 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/cspi-enforcement-of-strip-mining-laws-1975
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Daisy Girl Television Ad - Stop Mountaintop Removal!
 
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Help us end the harmful practice of mountaintop removal forever by helping to bring our commercial to the entire nation! Visit www.iLoveMountains.org/tvad to spread the word and donate to get this ad on TV! Go to http://ilovemountains.org/ to learn more, donate, and take action on mountaintop removal! This is a joint effort between the Alliance for Appalachia and iLoveMountains.org
Views: 3514 iLoveMountainsOrg
Karl cancels his CHASE account to stop MTR mining
 
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1 less person whose money is going to fund companies like Massey Energy who are funded by CHASE bank to blow the tops of the mountains in Appalachia.
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Lobbying Against Mountain-Top Removal Mining
 
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WASHINGTON -- Next week when Congress returns to Washington, the opponents of mountain-top removal mining will be on hand to lobby for two bills that would outlaw the coal companies' practice of decapitating Appalachia's scenic peaks.
Views: 86 CNCpowerbreakfast
Todd Lally Praises Mountaintop Removal
 
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In an Oct. 7th interview on WFPL's "State of Affairs," Louisville caught a glimpse of the real Todd Lally. Frustrated, angry, and out of touch Lally goes on to oppose a woman's right to choose, praises mountaintop removal mining, and use President Obama's heritage to question his patriotism. Check out these clips and see for yourself.
Views: 140 yelladawgKY
DN!  EPA Official - Reject Permit for Mountaintop Removal Mine in WV
 
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EPA Official: Reject Permit for Mountaintop Removal Mine in WV The Obama administration has moved a step closer to retroactively revoking the largest mountaintop removal mining permit in West Virginia history. A regional official from the Environmental Protection Agency has recommended denying the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce Mine, in part because it will bury nearly seven miles of streams. The EPA estimates the mine would also destroy 2,300 acres of forest.
Views: 49 StartLoving3
GRITtv: Jeff Biggers: Uprising Against Coal Mining
 
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This past week saw protests against mountaintop removal and strip mining around the U.S.--GRITtv coal correspondent Jeff Biggers attended one in Illinois, while around 100 people were arrested in front of the White House, including climate scientist James Hansen. There's no enthusiasm gap, Biggers notes, when it comes to the anti-coal protesters, many of whom have been fighting the destruction of their communities for decades. Biggers checks in with us via Skype from southern Illinois, where he's been covering the protests, and discusses the next move for anti-coal activists and the Obama administration. Distributed by Tubemogul.
west virginia underground coal mining #3
 
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Dumping buggy into feeder
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DN! Scientists Call for Ban on Mountaintop Removal
 
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Scientists Call for Ban on Mountaintop Removal An exhaustive new scientific study concludes the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal is so dangerous to the environment and public health that it should be banned. Published in the journal Science, the study by a team of twelve scientists is said to be the most comprehensive look at mountaintop removal to date. The study says increases in birth defects, cancers, fish kill and water contamination were among the effects of mountaintop removal. The studys lead author, Margaret Palmer of the University of Maryland, said, Scientists are not usually that comfortable coming out with policy recommendations, but this time the results were overwhelming [The] only conclusion that one can reach is that mountaintop mining needs to be stopped. The study comes on the heels of this weeks controversial approval of a new mining permit for the Hobet 45 mine in West Virginia.
Views: 230 StartLoving2
Independent Lens | Deep Down | Virtual Mine | PBS
 
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http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/deep-down/ Step into a virtual mining town in Second Life. Premiering Tuesday, November 23. Check local listings: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine. DEEP DOWN puts a human face on the consequences of our environmental impact. Any exploration of power production in America will lead to Appalachia, a region that has supplied our nation with coal for over a century. As America's energy consumption rises, the extraction and burning of coal to meet these demands has dramatically altered the Appalachian landscape, economy, and culture. Mountaintop removal mining has stripped swaths of the ancient hills down into barren, flat-topped environmental catastrophes. Coal is the number one industry here, with an enormous influence on local economies and people. Simultaneously, Appalachia as a region deserves our attention as a place of history, complexity, and change. It is time for us to look back to this "forgotten" region. We must trace the power lines from our homes to people far removed from our daily lives. Find out more about DEEP DOWN: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/deep-down/ Learn more about "Independent Lens": ‪http://www.pbs.org/independentlens‬ Watch "Independent Lens" films online: http://video.pbs.org/program/1218239994/
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Independent Lens | Deep Down | Clip 1 | PBS
 
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http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/deep-down/ While community opposition to the mine grows, friends still argue over what's best. Premiering Tuesday, November 23. Check local listings: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine. DEEP DOWN puts a human face on the consequences of our environmental impact. Any exploration of power production in America will lead to Appalachia, a region that has supplied our nation with coal for over a century. As America's energy consumption rises, the extraction and burning of coal to meet these demands has dramatically altered the Appalachian landscape, economy, and culture. Mountaintop removal mining has stripped swaths of the ancient hills down into barren, flat-topped environmental catastrophes. Coal is the number one industry here, with an enormous influence on local economies and people. Simultaneously, Appalachia as a region deserves our attention as a place of history, complexity, and change. It is time for us to look back to this "forgotten" region. We must trace the power lines from our homes to people far removed from our daily lives. Find out more about DEEP DOWN: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/deep-down/ Learn more about "Independent Lens": ‪http://www.pbs.org/independentlens‬ Watch "Independent Lens" films online: http://video.pbs.org/program/1218239994/
Views: 1608 PBS
Ison Rock Ridge, VA: mining in the town of Appalachia, VA
 
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Ison Rock Ridge, VA Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Just like the region that bears its name, the town of Appalachia, Virginia, is being threatened by new permits for mountaintop removal mining. Appalachia and nearby Andover are small communities in southwest Virginia. At one time these towns were nestled in the low-lying mountains of the region, but in the last decade or so mountaintop removal has destroyed areas all around them. Now they only have one mountain left. Ison Rock Ridge comes off of Black Mountain on the Virginia / Kentucky border and runs southeast toward the town of Appalachia. Its preservation is essential to the quality of life for the people in the community. Without it, residents lose an important ecosystem, and fear the destruction of their homes from landslides, as well as the contamination of their water from valley fill sediment. They also worry about disturbance from blasting and the resultant dust that often accompanys mountaintop removal mine sites. Though the federal permit for mining on the ridge was sent back to the Army Corps of Engineers by the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to consider the cumulative environmental impact of many mountaintop removal mines in a concentrated area, residents fear that the mine may be allowed with only minor changes on the state level. According to the local environmental group Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS), the Ison Rock Ridge mine would destroy three miles of streams and fill nine valleys with more than 11 million cubic yards of rock and dirt. To support Pete and his community contact: Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (276) 565-1083 • www.samsva.org SAMS is committed to stopping the destruction of communities by surface coal mining and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
Views: 283 iLoveMountainsOrg